Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
The overlays that highlight 17th century London features are approximate and derived from:
Cranbourne Lodge -- now (still) "a private residence belonging to the Crown"
"The building has had many interesting associations over the years. Anne Hyde, the mother of Queens Mary II and Anne, was born here in 1637. The diarist, Samuel Pepys, visited many times to see the Treasurer of the Navy Board in the 1660s. Later, the Duke of Cumberland moved in when Cumberland Lodge was being renovated at the height of his patronage of Royal horse-racing. The famous racehorse, Eclipse, was born in the field below the tower in 1764. Most fascinating, perhaps, is the story of Princess Charlotte who was locked up in the tower in 1814 for having fallen in love with a minor Prussian prince who was thought to be beneath her!"
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